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Kentucky High School Football Coach Acquitted In Player's Death

I can't tell you how many times I threw up when I played football. Summer, preseason 2 a days are brutal. But just because the kid was throwing up would not necesarily be a reason to be real worried.

As for not allowing water. Other players on the team testified that was incorrect and they were allowed water breaks.

Yea it is very sad that the boy died. But to hold Coach Stinson liable when he was conducting a practice much the same way hundreds of HS and College coaches do every fall is just someone looking for soemone to blame.

The only fault I can find is maybe not getting a player who was on medication which could cause problems a much more intensive physical than is normally required. But that was as much the parents fault as anyone else.

posted by scottypup at 09:55 AM on September 18

Serena Williams Loses U.S. Open Match for Threatening Line Judge

Bad call or not Sarena over reacted. She said things that should not have been said. Having been a referee in various sports I know what kind of abuse can be inflicted on these people and more needs to be done to stop it.

She'd already thrown a tantrum at the end of the first set and received a warning so it was not an isolated incident in the match. She was getting her a** handed to her and could not handle the frustration.

I'm surprised some reporter has not found the people who were sitting right behind the judge to find out what they heard her say. Outside of the judge and Sarena they probably would know the best.

posted by scottypup at 09:41 AM on September 14

Raiders Sent Ultimatum to No-Show Richard Seymour

Ok the real thing that makes me mad about this sort of thing is that these guys sign a contract. But they only want to fulfill that contract when it is beneficial to them. That's not the way it works. If he wanted a no trade clause then he should have negotiated it into his contract.

There is no real penalty for breaking his contract. Yea he can set out a year and not get paid but there is nothing that will happen to him after this year. My opinion if a player breaks a contract then there should be long term penalties. Maybe in this case, the players contract goes on hold until he actually plays. So a 5 year contract, would be 5 played years and would not include any years he sat out except for injury.

My opinion anyway.

posted by scottypup at 12:37 PM on September 11

White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle throws perfect game

Buehrle is a damn good pitcher. There aren't too many guys with two no-nos on the resume.

He is only the 5th picher to throw a perfect game and another no hitter.

posted by scottypup at 09:07 AM on July 24

Will the Rams leave St. Louis?

If the Rams moved would that make them the most often moved NFL team?

Off the top of my head the Raiders, Rams and Cards have each moved twice.

posted by scottypup at 10:38 AM on June 02

Former NBA player Wayman Tisdale loses his battle with cancer.

Man one of the local Tulsa TV stations just did a piece on him last night. They did not mention he was in that bad shape although I pretty much knew it was going to be this soon.

He was the same age I am. My high school hosted a big basketball tournament every year bringing in the top teams in the Four State Area (Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri). In 1982 Booker T. played in the tournament. They were so far above all the other teams with Tisdale I don't think they had a game closer than 20 points the whole tournament. It was like watching a Pro play against junior high kids.

In later years, especially after the cancer's emergence, he was one of the most inspirational people I've ever been around. No matter what was going on for him he was always positive and every conversation ended with God Bless You.

He will very much be missed.

posted by scottypup at 02:05 PM on May 15

SI's list of best and worst owners.

I'm not a follower of Hockey so could not comment on any of the owners in that league, good or bad.

posted by scottypup at 09:01 AM on May 15

SI's list of best and worst owners.

The Rooney family to me stands above everyone, that was not a shock.

I was not sure of their finances but they do what needs to be done to win and you can't ask for much more stability in the front office and sidelines. Plus the success of the team and fan support can hardly be questioned.

posted by scottypup at 05:51 PM on May 14

No Handslaps Until You Touch Home!

I have been to hundreds of college and ASA/AFA summer games over the years and nearly every team either lines up on the third base line or else waits at home. Even the ones that don't, the player will generally slap the coaches hand as they round third. In some cases the 3rd base coach is a player.

So it is not like this is an unusal practice.

posted by scottypup at 11:11 AM on May 08

No Handslaps Until You Touch Home!

I'm just thinking how complete opposite this is to the story last year of the girl who hit the walk off game winner and twisted her ankle rounding first base. Her team mates could not help her or they would have been interfering, so the opposing team carried her around the bases, even though it meant they lost the game and the league championship.

The coach in question here could learn a lot from those girls. Coaches are supposed to be the ones teaching good sportsmanship and regardless of the rule or application, bringing up the rule and winnign a game on a technicality is poor sportsmanship in my eyes.

posted by scottypup at 10:28 AM on May 07

No Handslaps Until You Touch Home!

Well if the coach had a rule book in her bag as she said in the article then she knew what the correct punishment should have been. Yet she chose to ignore that part of the rule. She said she didn't want to win that way but rules were rules, yet she seems to agree with that only when the rules are in her favor.

As far as the rule book in her bag comment. I remember seeing a coach get launched in a 18U Gold qualifier game once for bringing a rule book on the field. The ump said it was illegal equipment. LOL

posted by scottypup at 03:29 PM on May 06

Top 10 Worst First Pitches

I noticed that when Patrick Sharp threw the warm-up pitch at the beginning of the clip he threw it right handed. After he caught the throw back he looked like he was going to throw it left handed but they cut away a bit early to tell for sure.

posted by scottypup at 04:46 PM on April 09

Broncos Trade Jay Cutler to Bears for Two First Round Picks and Kyle Orton

With the Broncos asking for two 1st round picks and Cutler now backpeddling on his initial announcement that he had asked to be traded, I'm wondering if this is just a matter of the Broncos calling his bluff and asking so much they know that no one is going to bite.

Cutler is decent but he is not worth two 1st round picks. IMO

posted by scottypup at 01:58 PM on April 02

NFL Changes Rules for Player Safety

Weedy you are pretty naive yourself if you think the NFL is worried about anything more than the current players drawing power. They know that the Bradys and Mannings draw the fans and the revenue. They are not concerned with the players after they retire or they would be doing something to help the already retired players.

Brady gets hurt in a somewhat freak play and they make a rule to keep another big draw player from getting hurt, plain and simple.

posted by scottypup at 05:30 PM on March 27

NFL Changes Rules for Player Safety

I'm not against stopping cheap shots. But the lunge rule we are talking about as well as other rules recently have made it so players can not go 100% full speed all the time. The problem with that is nothing is stopping the O-lineman from going full speed. You have a D player having to let up and he can still get hit full speed while he is on the ground. Or he backs off because he may hit the QB a fraction of a second after he has released the ball, but the OL to his side knocks him on his a** when he lets up.

I don't have a problem with making the game safer. But do it for everyone. It seems like most of the time when we see rule changes like this it because a big star has gotten hurt. Not the lineman in the trenches or the back up QB.

posted by scottypup at 11:07 AM on March 27

NFL Changes Rules for Player Safety

Hitting a QB while you are on the ground is hardly a cheap shot. Going for the knees at full speed while on your feet would be which is not what the rule addresses. I agree with jjzucal why not just put a pink jersey on the QB and make hitting them at all off limits.

My understanding of the kickoff rule is 5 players on either side of the kicker. The explanation I heard said you could bunch the players up similar to a line of scrimmage even but there just had to be 5 on each side.

posted by scottypup at 09:49 AM on March 26

Report: Stallworth Drunk When He Killed Pedestrian

I think considering all are supposed to be consider innocent until proven guilty, that the benefit of the doubt should be given to all. Too many times celebrities and media created celebrities are crucified in the media before all the facts are in.

That being said, now that the blood test IS back any sympathy I have for Stallworth is now gone and he deserves to receive the full brunt of the law.

posted by scottypup at 10:48 AM on March 20

Kansas Wins National Title...

You know everyone keeps talking about Memphis blowing it and Memphis giving it away. Yea they needed to hit the free throws and all but what about Kansas never giving up. They could have easily said at 2:12 that it is over we can't come back. Instead they did exactly what they needed to do to win. Collins steal on the in bounds pass was the turning point. They did a great job of getting the ball in and bringing it down in the last 10 seconds. Collins did a tremendous job of avoiding the foul and getting into Chalmers hands. Mario did what every Kansas fan has watched him do for 3 years. Hit the pressure shot. The game was nothing less than what everyone expected. Two evenly matched teams playing a close, well fought game. Please don't take anything away from the Jayhawks.

posted by scottypup at 07:38 AM on April 08

NCAA tourney is the best, but it could be even better.

Yeah...the opening round game is a farce. There's no honor in playing a game to see who gets destroyed by a 1 seed. And it does bother me that teams get the de facto home court advantage in many cases. Hello selection committe, have you been introduced to neutral site? I don't agree that the first round is a farce. For every #1 blowing out a #16 there is a #11 upsetting a #6 or a #14 or 15 making a run at beating a #2 or 3. Plus the fact that Most 8-9 and 10-7 games are basically toss ups of two pretty much even teams.

posted by scottypup at 07:52 AM on March 18

Rock Chalk Jayhawk...football?

I think the Big 12 showed they have some new teams to contend with from now on. The powers are still there in Oklahoma and Texas but seeing the games MU and KU played hopefully will make the nation take notice. And the TTU game the other night was an awesome comback. Soonerfan66 the only time I ever rootfor the sooners is in the bowl games and NCAA tournaments so I did feel your pain the other night. BTW Did anyone notice the assistant coaches stopping the players from throwing the water on Mangino? I'm guessing they were concerned about the cold water hitting him. I mean he is a good coach and I love what he has done with my 'Hawks but he is a walking heart attack.

posted by scottypup at 05:12 PM on January 04

MU,KU chart path to showdown in KC

Leaving the starters in may have been unnecessary and probably dangerous risking an injury, but as a long time Jayhawk who has sat through dozens of Nebraska routs I took greatjoy in it. In fact I was hoping for 100. I know that is not very sportsmanlike but after so many lopsided defests at the hands of the Cornhuskers it was extremely sweet.

posted by scottypup at 08:11 AM on November 06

Bonds will boycott HOF

uhhh..couldn't the Bonds fans vote as many times as they wanted also?

posted by scottypup at 09:44 AM on November 02

Martina Hingis reveals she tested positive for cocaine at Wimbledon, announces retirement immediately thereafter.

Maybe she just doesn't want the hassle of fighting it. She just came through a long injury spell and rehab and come back. Maybe another long fight of any kind is just not worth it to her.

posted by scottypup at 02:41 PM on November 01

Former Dallas Cowboy Ron Springs has "no hope" of surviving.

Ron is an amazing guy. He played 1 year in 1975 at Coffeyville Kansas Community College here in my home town before moving on to Ohio State. I remember him eating dinner at our house when I was a kid. At that time local boosers were allowed to have players over for dinners. He was always a nice polite guy. Even though he only played one year he came back every year or two for the alumni fund raising events and even for many of the big games. We have had many future pros play here but none have supported the college afterwards as well as Ron. My thoughts are with his family and hopefully those saying he won;t recover are wrong.

posted by scottypup at 08:12 AM on October 18

Is Jeff Gordon on his way to a 5th Title? Is He The Best of The Best ?

chico I agree that Gordon has to be a above average driver to win as he does. My point was simply that there are others who could have as much success with the team and equipment he has. Same thing for Petty in his time.

posted by scottypup at 11:29 AM on October 17

Is Jeff Gordon on his way to a 5th Title? Is He The Best of The Best ?

I have been a NASCAR fan for abotu 25 years. Long enough to remember the guys like Petty and Allisons and such but not to remember the real early days. But one thing stands out in my mind. In the 60's and 70's Petty had the big sponsor ship (big by those days standards). He was a great driver, one of the top 5, but you could have put several other drivers in that same car and they could have dominated also. Today you have much the same type of scenario. The big multi car teams with deep pockets when races. There are 10-12 drivers that in Gordons ride could win also. Not saying he is not good, but the money and multi car testing is a huge huge advantage. Additionally comparing todays drivers to the drivers of the 50's and 60's is like comparing the great football players of the 50's to today's players. It flat can not be done.

posted by scottypup at 09:21 AM on October 17

Top 50 Sporting Injuries

Surprisingly there is no mention of Mickey Cochran. Tigers catcher in the 30's who was hit in he head by a pitch and nearly died.

posted by scottypup at 08:29 AM on October 17

New Panthers QB: Vinny Testaverde.

I'm wishing the Chiefs would bring back Len Dawson myself. Can't be any worse.

posted by scottypup at 08:14 AM on October 11

Rockets fine Yao Ming for attending Special Olympics opening ceremony

And misspelling retarded on top of that. LOL

posted by scottypup at 09:34 AM on October 04

Scarborough Sports Marketing survey finds Steelers have largest female fan base

I wonder if there is any significance to the fact that most of those top cities are smaller market teams. There is no New York or Chicago or Miami on the list. It might be possible that in the smaller markets there is more of a hometown team sort of feeling. Anyway....Go Steelers

posted by scottypup at 08:05 AM on September 14

The top 10 worst sports team names

Years ago one of the towns near my home town was the Cherryvale Fighting Cherries. They have since changed it. LOL

posted by scottypup at 10:47 AM on September 13

A story for the ages or the aged- the oldest player in college football debuts this September.

could this be a publicity stunt by the university to bring media attention to a small school? Or...could the team be so bad that it has to accept 59 year old players? Or a publicity stunt for him to sell his strength training program?

posted by scottypup at 05:06 PM on August 23

Plunk'd! The latest, greatest Craig Biggio story

He's getting on base. Regardless of the measn that is the object of an at bat.

posted by scottypup at 11:04 AM on July 20

The Cheater's Guide to Baseball

The change in the dead ball to the live ball had nothing to do with Ruths change in HR output? It was all because he got fat? Yea I'll buy that. Comparing Bonds adding muscle mass and Ruth adding fat is indeed apples and oranges. Muscle helps player. If anything fat hurts them.

posted by scottypup at 03:58 PM on April 10

Ex-Patriot receiver Darryl Stingley dies

I agree with livedawhile. Tatum was simply doing what he was paid to do. He was a hard hitting headhunter. In those days much more than today they hit to hurt. That being said, it is no excuse for not reconsiling with Stingley. He should not have apologized for the hit if it was a clean hit (It has been years since I've seen the hit and can't remember) but the result of the hit are a reason to be sorry.

posted by scottypup at 02:55 PM on April 05

NCAA's Losing Control

No

posted by scottypup at 05:07 PM on April 03

NCAA's Losing Control

No

posted by scottypup at 04:56 PM on April 03

Devils fire Julien

Why the hell do you "shake up" a team that has 100+ points and a playoff berth? The mid season struggles were because they lost key scorers to injuries. They were playing some minor leaguers due to salary constraints. Who's fault is the salary cap Lou?

posted by scottypup at 04:47 PM on April 02

Devils fire Julien

This is the second time this has happend with him and the Devils. Maybe this is Lou's way of saying he coached a Stanley Cup winning team. Let someone else do the grunt work all season then take over right before playoffs.

posted by scottypup at 03:05 PM on April 02

C.C. Sabathia looks around Cleveland's clubhouse and sees something missing

We always hear talk about there needing to be a higher number of a certain group in sports as athletes and also as coaches. Too many times when it is a minority which is perceived to be to low in numbers it is attributed to racism. Why is this only the fact when it comes to certain groups? Why are people not screaming there are not enough Hispanics playing football or basketball? Is the proportion of white head coaches in the NFL matching up with the percentage of the overall population? Just because blacks don't play in the NHL or there are not that many Hispanics in the NBA doesn't mean racism is involved Maybe they just are not interested in the sport for other reasons. People try and make racism an issue even when it is not.

posted by scottypup at 11:30 AM on March 15

Teams We Hate In This Year's NCAA Tournament

They hadn't lost 31 straight to KU. The south half of the conference had.

posted by scottypup at 11:15 AM on March 15

Teams We Hate In This Year's NCAA Tournament

Yea Hawk the game at Allen wasn't funny. The fans storming the empty court and proving what morons they are was very funny. Besides we got the last laugh. Rock Chalk Jayahwk all the way

posted by scottypup at 09:13 AM on March 15

It's selection Sunday,

Well if the ad was not in Indianapolis then how was the committee suppoed to see it. Weren't they there all weekend? Not that it would have made a difference. Poor bperk FSU is out in the cold. :(

posted by scottypup at 08:20 AM on March 12

Suspected Knee Ligament Damage for Beckham

This is what is normally described as totally out of control. :)

posted by scottypup at 08:43 AM on March 06

Suspected Knee Ligament Damage for Beckham

Damn it was really a slow day today when this gets the most posts all day long.

posted by scottypup at 04:28 PM on March 05

Suspected Knee Ligament Damage for Beckham

Drood it's a good thing I am not a writer then ain't it? (I figure that should really get a writers hackles up) However being an accountant give me a little while with your checkbook and finances and I bet i can find a couple of things to smack the piss out of you for. :)

posted by scottypup at 03:34 PM on March 05

Suspected Knee Ligament Damage for Beckham

I could care less about the money part of the contract I planned on going to see him play. Besides, not having seen the contract, I'd not be surprised if there was an injury clause in it that might void the whole thing.

posted by scottypup at 02:44 PM on March 05

Suspected Knee Ligament Damage for Beckham

Oh know what about the reality show? Seriously if this turns out to be serious it could derail the whole Galaxy deal.

posted by scottypup at 02:10 PM on March 05

"Moral Bracketology"

Kansas if they get by Texas today. Regardless of the confrence tournament

posted by scottypup at 11:24 AM on March 03

David, Posh and the little Beckhams to star in their own reality show

Texan that is a reality show I'd actually watch.

posted by scottypup at 04:23 PM on March 02

Rocky joins cast of fallen sporting heroes.

I bet Brigit Nielson gave it to him after the Russia fight.

posted by scottypup at 10:46 AM on February 22

Tommy Morrison Cleared to Fight

He was good 10 years ago but after that long of a lay off his chances of a title are most likely long gone. Doubtful he has done much fighting in that time, even if he could find sparring partners. But like Weedy said he'll find plenty of has beens and never weres to fight for now. On the positive side it is great that he has been shown to be HIV - . While he has basically lost his career he at least has his life.

posted by scottypup at 08:49 AM on February 21

"I love sweaty basketball players."

You tell 'em Sulu.

posted by scottypup at 03:15 PM on February 20

Martin finds himself odd man out ... again

Anybody who has watched NASCAR for any length of time knows they are inconsistant in their rules interpretations and calls. Certain drivers can do no wrong. Look whos name is listed as winning one of the 125's. Jeff Gordan......in a car that was illegal. Just because a driver is a fan favorite does not mean they are who NASCAR wants to win. They got what they wanted yesterday. EVen if they had to ignore their own rules to get it.

posted by scottypup at 03:52 PM on February 19

Martin finds himself odd man out ... again

dbt I agree they are making judgement calls on the spur of the moment. But after watching NASCAR for over 20 years it is painfully obvious they have certain drivers they always make calls in favor of. You see it in calls liekt he yellow flag issue yesterday and you see it in penalties and such that are handed down where they do have time to think about it and examine it.

posted by scottypup at 11:23 AM on February 19

Martin finds himself odd man out ... again

ok, this is what me and most of my friends say. when the last lap crash happened, martin was ahead of harvick, caution shoulda come out, field freeze, martin would win, just like that, nascar officials are retarded sometimes! If it had been Harvick in the lead or Jeff Gordan or Jimmy Johnson you can bet the caution would have come out.

posted by scottypup at 11:06 AM on February 19

Doping in Daytona

If they get caught they deserve everything they get. They need to learn to be more discrete. THAT's NASCAR.

posted by scottypup at 08:00 AM on February 15

Tiki Barber joins NBC.

I like the idea that he will be doing work on the Today show also. So he won't just be an ex-jock doing sports news. Seems to me that most of the network brass only think ex-players are well spoken enough to do sports show. Tiki has always said he wanted to do serious journalism not just sports. I think he will do well and I'm looking forward to seeing him in the morning.

posted by scottypup at 04:50 PM on February 13

Cuban says openly gay player would clean up

Then you must live on the moon. If someone finds your comments offensive, they're going to call you on it. Welcome to civilized discourse. And you can always find someone who will find what you say offensive. No matter whether 99% of the people in that particular demographic find offenisive also. We live in a society controlled by the minority. No I don't mean minorities in the normal sense such as racial, sexual or religious. I mean minority in the small number who yell the loudest.

posted by scottypup at 03:26 PM on February 12

Cuban says openly gay player would clean up

Oh, I see, it's okay to be offensive, so long as someone thinks it is funny. No it's only ok to be offensive if it is directed at smeone who is not a recognized minority.

posted by scottypup at 02:20 PM on February 12